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Travel Blogs from Paco de Arcos
On the way from Pedrogão, we randomly saw a huge gothic looking cathedral on the side of the road, so we promptly decided to stop for a visit and made a sharp turn to the right out of the freeway. It turned out to be a good inspiration, as the building was in fact a unesco heritage site, the Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, the main attraction of the small town of Batalha. The monastery was built by some king ...
... took one of the vintage trams, which seemed incredibly rough, to the city centre. Although, paying 2.85€ to ride this thing, I'm glad there was some excitement. Karliana and I still didn't have a map and weren't exactly sure which stop to get off at. My plan was to "follow the tourists" but Karliana didn't look too convinced that this was a good idea. By the grace of God, twenty-something minutes later we had guessed correctly and made it ...
... a bit like the way a candle drips over a bottle of chianti. It is, in fact, in amazing nick!
... with oregano. Excellent choice. As we are tucking into the food the youngster sitting next to us has all the universal body language of being over doing homework. Elbow on table with head in hand. Plaintive pleas to grandpa, and the closing of the maths workbook with a definitive slap. All this transpired in Portuguese, but we've all been there and done that.
Well fed and relaxed in this scene of domestic tranquility we decide to have a coffee. ...
... farmacia. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I have visited many a foreign farmacia, so I was prepared for its size -- about the size of a large walk-in closet in the States. I asked for advice and the pharmacist recommended a special creme. He went to the back, got it, and brought it to me -- total time, about 3 minutes. (We'll see if it does the trick.) It sure beat making a doctor's appointment, finding the doctor, seeing the doctor, and then going to ...
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